Birding watching in Lake Mburo National Park

The best spots or birding in this park include; the swampy valleys of Miriti and the Warukiri as well as the roadsides between Rwonyo camp as well as jetty. These are good viewing platforms at6 the salt lick, in the Rubanga forest and Miriti valley. The species of birds mainly seen here include; Coqui Francolin, Emerald-spotted Wood, Rufous-bellied Heron, Bateleur, Brown-chested Lapwing, Grey Crowned Crane, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Red-faced Barbet, Green Wood-hoopoe, Red-headed Lovebird, Ross’s Turaco, Black-bellied Bustard, Nubian Woodpecker, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, White-headed Barbet, Yellow-breasted Apalis, Finfoot, Common Scimitar bill, White-winged Tit and the Brown Parrot , Long-tailed Cisticola, and many more. The Rubanga forest can also be visited using a vehicle or on bare foot. This is a good place for the birders and immediate arrangement can be made with the warden. This is where you can only see the red faced Barbet which is the forest featured species.

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This park is a birding destination in Uganda and is one of the parks that makes Uganda number one tourism destination and most of the visitors are now confirming tours to Uganda so that they can adventure the wildlife in Ugandan National Parks and view many different creative bird life that live in the parks. Uganda is the best birding spot for the birders in the whole world since the country has over 1000 bird species and most of these are found in Uganda.

Having a birding tour in Uganda is a good decision which many travelers plan to have birding adventures in Uganda should take since the country has many bird species that are protected in different national parks.  Lake Mburo National park is also one of the best birding spots in Uganda and its known that moving to the national parks for birding is so rewarding and the experience is so long lasting.


The park has got over 135 bird species and some of these include; Red-faced Barbet, which is only found in this park and no elsewhere in Uganda. The best known birding spot in Lake Mburo National park is the swampy valleys of Miriti and Warukiri as well as the roadsides that are between Rwonyo camp as well as the jetty. This park has got different viewing platforms most especially at the salt lick area in Miriti valley where the visitors can be able to enjoy the sight as well as the sounds of the different bird species that are found in the valleys of Miriti.

Within Rubanga forest Area, one can be able to enjoy the sights of different species of birds and some of these include;  , Coqui Francolin, Red-headed Lovebird, Rufous-bellied Heron, Brown-chested Lapwing, Emerald-spotted Wood-Dove, Common Scimitar bill, Bare-faced Go-away-bird, Ross’s Turaco, Green Wood-hoopoe , Brown Parrot, African Finfoot, Long-tailed Cisticola , Yellow-breasted Apalis , Red-faced Barbet, White-headed Barbet, Red-shouldered Cuckoo-shrike, and Grey Crowned Crane, White-winged Tit, Nubian Woodpecker, and many more.

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Rubanga forest is also a very flat birding Area which can be accessed by the use of a vehicle or moving on foot.  The most rare species include; the red faced barbet that can only be found in lake Mburo National park. However, the birders are advised to make arrangements with the wardens in advance.